Leading developments in analysis and testing
Multi-Body Dynamics: Monitoring and Simulation Techniques II provides a comprehensive update on the latest developments in the field. Presented at the 2nd International Symposium of Multi-Body Dynamics, this book details the newest work surrounding monitoring and simulation from leading researchers in industry and academia. Applicable to a wide variety of applications, the ideas and techniques presented here provide useful insight for anyone working in dynamics analysis and experimentation.
Part 1 Contact, impact and flexible multi-body dynamics: contact problems in multi-body dynamics; multi-body impact with friction; challenges of finite element simulations of vehicle crashes; free vibrations of flexible thin rotating discs; study of sub-harmonic vibration of a tube roll using simulation model; non-collocated tracking control of a rotating Euler-Bernoulli beam attached to a rigid body. Part 2 Vehicle dynamics: concepts for the modelling of a passenger car; predictive control of vehicle suspensions with time delay for a quarter car model; optimization of ride comfort; passenger and carbody interaction with rail vehicle dynamics; human body modelling techniques for use with dynamics simulations; dynamic tyre testing for vehicle handling studies. Part 3 Engine dynamics: analysis of crankshaft and cylinder block vibration in operation, coupling by means of non-linear oil film characteristics and dynamic stiffness; simulations of flexible engine block, crank and valvetrain effects using DADS; analysis of knock intensity in spark-ignition engines; elastic body contact simulation for predicting piston slap induced noise in IC engine; multi-body dynamics for the assessment of engine induced inertial imbalance and torsional-deflection vibration. Part 4 Powertrain systems: the establishment of realistic multi-body clutch systems NVH targets using rig-based experimental techniques; measured torsional damping levels for two spur gearbox rigs; test-bench investigation of CV-joints regarding NVH behaviour; low-frequency torsional vibration of vehicular driveline systems in shuffle; simulation of driveline actuation cables to improve cable design. Part 5 Vibration monitoring and modelling: vibration and grinding; multivariable control of AMB spindles; vibration modelling and identification using Fourier transform, wavelet analysis and least-square algorithm; modelling and simulation of a vehicle dynamometer using hybrid modelling techniques; end milling and its effects on the spindle drive mechanism.